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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant is top-producing U.S. factory, report says

Ford Motor Co.’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo ranks as the top-producing U.S. factory, according to a report in Automobile Magazine. And the General Motors Co. Fairfax Assembly Plant in ... Read More

Missouri Cities Rank in Forbes “Best Small Places for Business and Careers”

Forbes’ 14th annual ranking of the “Best Small Places for Business and Careers” looks at 12 metrics relating to job growth (past and projected), costs (business and living), income growth over ... Read More

Study predicts dramatic decline in lithium ion battery costs

The price of automotive lithium ion batteries is expected to fall dramatically by the end of the decade and even further by 2025, according to a McKinsey Research study released today. ... Read More

WireCo ties down purchase of large rope manufacturer

WireCo World Group lassoed an international manufacturer of synthetic ropes in a purchase valued at $177 million, the Kansas City Business Journal reports. Kansas City-based WireCo completed its purchase of Lankhorst ... Read More

Washington U., partners launch Solar Energy Research Institute

Washington University in St. Louis and a consortium of universities, laboratories and industry partners are in the process of launching the Solar Energy Research Institute in India and the United States ... Read More

Missouri Metros Rank in Area Development’s Top 100 Leading Locations for 2012

Area Development magazine has ranked 365 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) to determine the “Leading Locations for 2012. The results show that even amid the recessionary gloom, there were blooms of prosperity, ... Read More